Sunday, March 22, 2009

Notes on Notes #1: Reality

When giving notes on fiction, please keep in mind that fiction is about things that don't happen in real life. Therefore the statement "that doesn't happen in real life" is not a particularly helpful note. The statement "that is inconsistent with the fictional scenario you have established" is, on the other hand, a valid note (though it's better if you also explain why you think so). Thank you.